Although his days in the minors never brought him to the Eastern League, Alex Rodriguez was here before.
The New York Yankees third baseman has fond memories of trips to Reading during his childhood.
“It’s a familiar place for me,” Rodriguez said. “I used to come here as a kid to visit family most summers. I never thought I’d come back. I’m excited. It’s been a long time.”
Rodriguez returned Monday as a famous and controversial member of the Trenton Thunder, who defeated the Reading Fightin Phils 6-5 at FirstEnergy Stadium.